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Helix Oxford Metal Compass & Pencil, Black

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As engineers and scientists learned more about magnetism, the compass needle was mounted and placed in the middle of a card that showed the cardinal directions—north, south, east, and west. A spearhead and the letter T, which stood for the Latin name of the North Wind, Tramontana, signified north. This combination evolved into a fleur-de-lis design, which can still be seen today. All 32 points of direction were eventually added to the compass card. Fine Woodworking, Build a Fireplace Mantel, Mario Rodriquez, pgs. 73, 75, The Taunton Press, No. 184, June 2006 Adventure Awaits, Personalized Compass, Custom Engraved Anniversary Gift Compass, Wedding Gift for Groom, Compass for My Husband- Wife A compass with a larger base is useful here for covering longer distances, but you can use a straight edge with a smaller compass.

Use the same method for magnetizing the needle with silk, fur or hair. Stroke the needle with the item up to 50 times to magnetize it. Don't use these soft items if the needle you're using is a razor blade. By the 15th century, explorers realized the “north” indicated by a compass was not the same as Earth’s true geographic north. This discrepancy between magnetic north and true north is called variation (by mariners or pilots) or magnetic declination (by land navigators) and varies depending on location. Variation is not significant when using magnetic compasses near the Equator, but closer to the North and South Poles, the difference is much greater and can lead someone many kilometers off-course. Navigators must adjust their compass readings to account for variation.The needle in a compass is made of magnetised metal, usually iron, placed on a pivot or pin, and suspended in liquid (usually some kind of mineral oil or white spirit) so it can freely turn. The compass' needle can detect the magnetic field of the Earth and faces the Magnetic North, when held level in your hand. The person using the device can then work out all the other directions. Circles can be made by pushing one leg of the compasses into the paper with the spike, putting the pencil on the paper, and moving the pencil around while keeping the legs at the same angle. Some people who find this action difficult often hold the compasses still and move the paper round instead. The radius of the intended circle can be changed by adjusting the initial angle between the two legs. Astrocompasses are aligned with fixed points in the sky, for example, stars. These are harder to use than the usual magnetic compass, but are quite useful in polar regions where magnetic and gyrocompasses aren’t so reliable.

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